Thou shall not live beyond your means

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Eighth Sin.”

shareI usually buy things that I want but don’t need. Worst I love swiping my credit cards then end up with bigger debts. By the end of the month bills pile up…phone bills, electric bills, water bills, credit  card bills and more bills. They are piling up on my desk and they are giving me sleepless night.

When I’m in the mall most especially in big supermarkets I can’t help but purchase items(swiping my cc again) that I love but not really necessary. Sometimes even if I have cash, I would still use my cc to gas up my car, dine in a restaurant or even buying a book.

I am a regular employee with a regular salary with a debt three times higher than my earnings. Ahhhhh I’m in a quicksand.

Today, Blogging 101 recommended Daily Prompt for our writing inspiration. The first prompt didn’t have an impact on me but when I tried another prompt it brought me to Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Eighth Sin.” Instantly it struck me, my bad spending habit is exactly my eighth sin.

Simply staring on the words (Eighth Sin) stirs my inner self. It brings emotions of anxiety… a feeling of imprisonment and the feeling is not good. Living beyond my means is living a life of fear and stress. It’s like walking with a death sentence.

“Thou shall not live beyond your means”…a sin I have been committing for sometime and a lesson I have to learn…